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The Weather Critters had Rain chances at 0 - 10% for Tucson. Well I'm
~60 miles East of there! This Cell did a quick hit and run here leaving just
..04" of Rain.

Crazy Ed


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Edward Erbeck wrote in
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The Weather Critters had Rain chances at 0 - 10% for Tucson.
Well I'm
~60 miles East of there! This Cell did a quick hit and run here
leaving just .04" of Rain.

Crazy Ed

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How bout that, they do have green grass in Arizona.

Just kidding,
Great photos Ed..


( seen green and flowers in death valley, so anythings possible.)
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"Edward Erbeck" schreef in bericht
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The Weather Critters had Rain chances at 0 - 10% for Tucson. Well
I'm
~60 miles East of there! This Cell did a quick hit and run here leaving
just
.04" of Rain.
Crazy Ed


Great shots again, Ed, especially the double rainbow and double zapper.
Question: In ''East of Playa Cellb'' the EXIF shows Exposuretime 1/160. How
did you manage to catch the zapper in that split second?

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"John Szalay" wrote:



How bout that, they do have green grass in Arizona.

Just kidding,


Hey, given all most people know about Arizona they learned in Westerns
I'm almost surprised no one has yet to ask where my Saguaro Cactus is ;-)

Great photos Ed..


Thanks John

( seen green and flowers in death valley, so anythings possible.)


Although the Blooming period is short if you get to the North West
hills of the Mojave Desert (North West of Lancaster/Palmdale) after a good
Spring Rain you'll see hills covered in Poppies.

Crazy Ed

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"Ge Nidee" wrote:


Great shots again, Ed, especially the double rainbow and double zapper.


Thank You.

Question: In ''East of Playa Cellb'' the EXIF shows Exposuretime 1/160. How
did you manage to catch the zapper in that split second?


I'd tell ya but then I'd have to ............ ;-)
Ok here's everything I can teach you about taking Pictures of Daytime
Lightning. First you need to know Bright Lightning is rarely a single event
- If you were to scan a camera across a lightning strike you would generally
capture a series of "bolts" that span ~a second or so. Armed with that
knowledge from here on it's all technique (and a fast "trigger finger"! ).
I use a DSLR for my picture taking but most of this holds true even
back to my Nikon Coolpix 950 (which I still use for Sunspots and Solar
H-Alpha images! ). Once an active cell is spotted pick the Focal Length for
the field of view you want, set the Focus of your Camera and switch it to
Manual, then press the shutter release 1/2 way so the exposure is also set.
You've now minimized your exposure Lag Time to the least your camera can
produce. Now the waiting/reaction "game" begins. Now when you see a
Lightning Flash trip the shutter - repeat as needed or until either your
finger, battery or you give up. And That is How I catch Daytime Lightning in
"That" Split Sceond. See nothing to it ;-)

Crazy Ed



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"Edward Erbeck" schreef in bericht
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"Ge Nidee" wrote:
Question: In ''East of Playa Cellb'' the EXIF shows Exposuretime 1/160.
How
did you manage to catch the zapper in that split second?

I'd tell ya but then I'd have to ............ ;-)
Ok here's everything I can teach you about taking Pictures of Daytime
Lightning. First you need to know Bright Lightning is rarely a single
event
- If you were to scan a camera across a lightning strike you would
generally
capture a series of "bolts" that span ~a second or so. Armed with that
knowledge from here on it's all technique (and a fast "trigger finger"! ).
I use a DSLR for my picture taking but most of this holds true even
back to my Nikon Coolpix 950 (which I still use for Sunspots and Solar
H-Alpha images! ). Once an active cell is spotted pick the Focal Length
for
the field of view you want, set the Focus of your Camera and switch it to
Manual, then press the shutter release 1/2 way so the exposure is also
set.
You've now minimized your exposure Lag Time to the least your camera can
produce. Now the waiting/reaction "game" begins. Now when you see a
Lightning Flash trip the shutter - repeat as needed or until either your
finger, battery or you give up. And That is How I catch Daytime Lightning
in
"That" Split Sceond. See nothing to it ;-)
Crazy Ed


Sounds easy, but I guess it isn't. Will keep your advice in mind next time
lighting strikes overhere (I mean close enough to catch it. ;-)).
Thanx so much. Hope to return the favor sometime...

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Edward Erbeck wrote in
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Although the Blooming period is short if you get to the North
West
hills of the Mojave Desert (North West of Lancaster/Palmdale) after a
good Spring Rain you'll see hills covered in Poppies.

Crazy Ed


One of the places we wanted to visit our last time out that way,
but was just too hot & dry when we got in the area. too many fires.

just the other way around when we went to NM & AZ, was raining too
much to get off the main highway. did,nt want to get the car stuck
in the mud..

perhaps next time..
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"Ge Nidee" wrote:


Sounds easy, but I guess it isn't. Will keep your advice in mind next time
lighting strikes overhere (I mean close enough to catch it. ;-)).


The hardest part is not giving up (that and knowing when it's time to
get inside! ;-) ).

Thanx so much. Hope to return the favor sometime...


You're very welcome. We're even in my book with all the pictures you've
shared with the group.

Crazy Ed

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"John Szalay" wrote:


Although the Blooming period is short if you get to the North
West hills of the Mojave Desert (North West of Lancaster/Palmdale) after a
good Spring Rain you'll see hills covered in Poppies.



One of the places we wanted to visit our last time out that way,
but was just too hot & dry when we got in the area. too many fires.


That's known to happen there now and then.

Just the other way around when we went to NM & AZ, was raining too
much to get off the main highway. Didn't want to get the car stuck
in the mud..

perhaps next time..


Ahhhhh, the I-40 Drive By ;-)

Crazy Ed

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I know it's hard to imagine, but think about a time when there was
............. (ok stay with me now)....... Lightning in Arizona. Ok I know
it's a stretch, but it Really Did Happen!! ;-)

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